Rich Text Editor Component


Displays a field that allows for users to type text and format it with a variety of style options.
Output is saved as HTML. To get the raw character output, designers can use the Appian function fn!stripHtml() on the output.
HTML output can be passed into Send E-Mail node or document generation smart services. Note that not all formats supported by the Rich Text Editor component may be supported by e-mail or document generation.

Allows uploading of images which get stored in the specified Appian folder (requires separate install of the Rich Text Editor Connected System Plugin).

Visit End-User Rich Text Editor Component for more information.

If you have any problems installing or using the component, please see the Rich Text Editor Component Plug-in Troubleshooting Guide

Key Features & Functionality

  • Component: fn!richTextField()
  • Allows for size validation
  • Allows for adjustable height
  • Allows for read-only / editable view
  • Supported font formats: "header", "size", "bold", "italic", "underline", "strike", "color", "background", "link", "align", "indent", "list"
  • Designer control over the allowed formats

Supported Browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari
Supported on Mobile

  • Thank you for your patience. This behavior should be fixed in v1.12.2 that was just released.

  • v1.12.2 Release Notes
    • Fixed an issue with the field refreshing while user is typing.

  • Hello,

    We are facing strange behaviour in the plugin, where while typing random users across different environment having problem with cursor moving back to the beginning. You can see the behaviour in the attached video. Anybody facing this issue and could tell me more .

  • Please open a ticket with Appian Support as that should not be happening with that file

  • Hi, how can I deploy this plugin to a on prem environment? I followed the steps on this link  Rich Text Editor Component Troubleshooting Guide 

    But after moving the .zip file to the plugins folder I'm getting below issue.

    2023-12-15 19:02:47,704 [Appian Plugin Hot Deploy] ERROR com.appiancorp.plugins.LoggingPluginEventListener - Failed to load Component Plug-in '': Could not parse zip file - make sure it is formatted properly

  • v1.12.1 Release Notes
    • Fixed the insertable items issue

  • Hello, we're encountering odd behavior when pasting text into the richTextFieldWithTables component.

    If multiple lines of text (separated by line breaks) are pasted into an area with formatting enabled such as bold or italics, the text is inserted in reverse order. I've attached a video demonstrating this.

    We're able to work around this by using the "Remove Font Style" button before pasting, but we're hoping other workarounds exist or a more permanent solution can be implemented. For reference, we're using plug-in version 1.12.0 on Appian 23.3.

    Thank you!

  • v1.12.0 Release Notes
    • New output parameter called `uploadedImages` which outputs metadata about the images uploaded during the user's session.

  • Thanks for the v1.11.3 update. That resolved our 508 issue

  • Which kind of formats does not supports by this editor?